Category Archives: Natural perfume ingredients

Scent Sense: Patchouli

“Patchouli has always been a part of my fragrance, like a line through my life.” (Julia Roberts) Patchouli is a popular and essential ingredient in many of today’s oriental, chypre and fougère perfumes. From the mint family with the oil being extracted from its bright green leaves through a process of steam distillation. A powerful […]

Scent Sense: Cardamom

Cardamom has been heralded as the spice of peace, functioning as a symbol of both hospitality and alliance. As such, at Persian wedding ceremonies, the groom would offer his future bride some cardamom pods, wrapped in silk cloth. Cardamom is the third most expensive spice next to saffron and vanilla. Originating in India, today it also […]

SCENT SENSE – Cedarwood

Cedarwood oil with its grounding, tenacious, balsamic, sweet and woody odour is identified as one of the most prized ingredients used in current day perfumery. It enhances the lasting power of natural and synthetic perfume fixatives and also intensifies their odour. It combines very well with citrusy notes and often encountered in fragrances for men. […]

Scent Sense: Tulips

“Tulips are irresistible. One just becomes happy seeing these springtime bouquets explode in a rainbow of colors. Easy to recognize and make for a comfortable flower choice. They are not too romantic, too elegant, too big or too small. They are just right, evoking coziness and a sense of tulip mania security.” An often-posed question […]

Scent Sense: Frangipani

“Nothing evokes that tropical feeling like the serene scent of Frangipani” Frangipani is a timeless, colourful, fragrant flowering tree also known as plumeria and the Hawaiian Lei flower.  Native to warm tropical areas such as Mexico, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean. Lei garlands have become a tourist tradition when visiting tropical islands such as […]

Scent Sense: Peach Blossom

 “Peach blossoms in affluence, paying tribute to the symphony of nature.” – Shiv Nepal Peach blossoms signify the certainty of spring, an awakening from winter’s slumber. Budding newness, abundance and incredible beauty. They are a reminder that the bees will come. The pink star-shaped little blooms recall fond childhood memories; filled with fun and energy. […]

Step up your fragrance knowledge with Perfume Power.

Many of us have had a hair, colour and clothing analysis done, where we were guided on seasonal colours and which styles of clothing best suit our figure. Through several conversations with clients many expensive perfume purchases have been made only to find the perfume to be hidden at the back of a dark cupboard […]

Melt together the art of Ernest Beaux and the strength of Coco Chanel and so dawns the scent of a woman:
Chanel N˚ 5.

“The inventor of the most treasured name in perfume” Ernest Beaux; a French Russian perfumer boldly declared; “for me, perfumery is an art and the true perfumer must be an artist” and an artist he was. Famous for a creating style that was elegant and graceful, but with a strong character. In 1902 Beaux started […]

Scent Sense: Ylang-ylang

“Crowned the ‘flower of flowers’ in the Philippines; evoking the vibrant colours of summer” Ylang-ylang (pronounced “ilang-ilang”) has an exquisite scent profile that is rich, floral, banana-toned, sweet, narcotic and erotic. Coined as the poor man’s jasmine due to the similar scent and lower cost.  The blooms of this flower are so delicate and as a […]

The Scent of Desire

“I have created this perfume to dress each woman in the scent of desire, and to see each of my dresses emerging from its bottle…” – Christian Dior Elizabeth Taylor shares that the beauty of fragrance is that it speaks to your heart …and hopefully, someone else’s. Scent is deeply personal and evocative. Psychology Today […]